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Beer vote: Tennessee to eventually drop claim to highest brew taxes

Tom Humphrey • Apr 10, 2013 at 8:52 PM

NASHVILLE — The House gave final legislative approval Wednesday to legislation intended to eventually end Tennessee’s status of having the nation’s highest beer taxes.

The bill was approved 87-2 by the House on Wednesday without debate beyond sponsor Rep. Cameron Sexton, R-Crossville, describing it as “simply replacing an antiquated 1950s tax structure.”

The Senate approved Senate Bill 422 last week, 30-1, under sponsorship of Sen. Brian Kelsey, R-Germantown. It now goes to Gov. Bill Haslam, who is expected to sign it.

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